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Academic Excellence

Academic Excellence 
St. Croix Catholic School develops the WHOLE child – Mind, Body, and Soul. The teachers and staff recognize that every student has a beautiful  temperament and personality created by God. The gifts your child brings to the classroom, coupled with our teachers’ expertise and love creates an environment for students that is challenging, structured, and most of all – filled with a joy of learning.
 
At St. Croix Catholic, you can expect:
  • Healthy student/teacher ratio
  • Individual student assessments and growth plans
  • Continual striving for excellence
  • Regular communication with teachers
  • Whole child progress reports (academic, social, spiritual)
  • Respectful learning environment
 
Ark of Angels, our preschool program (serving ages 33 months-5 years), is unique to the St. Croix Valley in that it combines two time-tested concepts into a single educational experience for your preschooler. Faith-based education and Montessori-driven learning is a perfect match. Our Catholic faith teaches us that each child brought into the world is a unique and cherished individual, and Montessori-based education strives to bring out that individuality, seeking and unfolding the child’s unique interests, talents, and skills.
 
Our Elementary program instructs and nurtures students in building a solid foundation of skills and confidence in language arts, reading, mathematics, science, social studies, and religion. Computers, STEM, art, music, library skills, and physical education round out our sound curriculum. Through Catechesis of the Good Shepherd (CGS), children are introduced to the mystery of the person of Christ at SCCS, our  Virtues In Practice program is a focused study and practice of specific virtues, preparing the student for the personal challenges of Created for Greatness virtuous leadership program in Middle School.

 

Our middle school (grades 6-8) program challenges the middle school student’s mind with a rigorous curriculum and further develops the young virtuous servant leader. St. Croix Catholic is the first Catholic school in the state of Minnesota to implement Project Lead The Way (PLTW), the nation’s leading Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) curriculum. This hands-on way of learning has opened up exciting real world learning opportunities for our students.